The Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo), Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften – ISAS – e.V. and the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) are working together on novel testing strategies for SARS-CoV-2 virus surveillance and determination of immunity. The project „Novel testing strategies for SARS-CoV-2 virus surveillance and determination of immunity“ is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and will run for 18 months.
In order to cope with the next steps of the Corona pandemic, better methods for virus detection and determination of immunity are important. The project team therefore aims to develop new test methods for virus detection and antibody measurement. These tools can help detect the virus not only in individuals, but also in defined environments and determine who is immune to the infection.